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Old House of Tan Ky

Address: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An 10000, Vietnam
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Ranked #13 of 32 Attractions in Hoi An
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Owner description: This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled with antiques, is over two...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Owner description: This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled with antiques, is over two hundred years old.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

There are many old houses to visit in Hoi An, one thing I did like about this house was it showed how high the water rose during Hoi An's worst floods. Tour is very short.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The house itself is really interesting and well worth a visit. However, the guides in the house give you a bit of general info about the place at the start and then start trying to sell you tourist tat. Fortunately, you don't have to go round with a guide - just listen to the intro and then walk round on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Can't make my mind up about this place. Its a very interesting but small old house which has been occupied by the same family for several generations and has a wonderful collection of Chinese furniture. Visits are confined to the ground floor. However tours are pushed through at an obscene rate. When we entered there were two other tour groups... More 

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KL,M'sia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I visited this attraction because of the heritage pass which allows entrance to 5 attractions of one's choice in the Old Town. This old house is very well maintained and one can feel how grand it was during its hey days looking at the elaborate and intricate carvings.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This place is a must. I was hustled in and greeted by a "tour guide." After she sold me a "good luck Buddah" for $4, we went on a brief but informative tour that abruptly ended. Slam bam, thanks! The house, that still houses its owners on the second floor, is a marvelous amalgam of Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese architecture... More 

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Ellwangen, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The history is nice and all but it really only is a small old house you are looking at (together with herds of other tourists). Really could have lived without it but since it was included in the tour package I guess it was worth checking it out for 10 minutes.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Pleasant way to pass the time, but not a must see! Flooding info is very interesting, plus a bit more.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Built over 200 years ago, the descendants of the merchant family who originally built this home still live there. The carvings in the pillars, the original brickwork, the ornate chairs, and the feel of this home are stunning. After a drink of green tea, and a talk about the home's history, it was lovely to wander through, taking photographs, and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A local guide briefly explains the house origins and various features. Guide also tries to sell you loosely related stuff which detracts from the experience - you pay to see the place, not to be hassled with sales. Otherwise the house is interesting. Less hassles at Tran Family House.

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amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

very well preserved, a spacious house near the old harbor, interesting guiding tour which is not necessarily focused on making you buy souvenirs

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